Category Archives: Australian Story

Did we really elect Daniel Andrews to tell us whether we could visit our mothers on Mothers’ Day?

State premiers are mostly to decide about making the trains run on time or which roads to build. They are not designed to deal with plagues and other such disasters, and quite frankly I don’t want them to. And from … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics of the Left | 60 Comments

An El Cheapo Consolation Prize For The Haters

THE first thing to point out about the Get Pell Royal Commission’s redacted “findings” is the risible misnomer: the Commission in fact found nothing – save brass neck – to prove the leftover claims re-heated yesterday. The material was tabled … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Politics of the Left | 18 Comments

Paul Collits provides a bit of background on the state of NSW

Why did the State of New South Wales have such a mediocrity inflicted upon it as premier after Mike Baird’s exit from politics in January 2017?  Why did Australia get such an ersatz conservative as prime minister in 2018 after … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Conservative politics | 31 Comments

Just when you thought we might have reached peak stupid

Update. Is this a parody or are they offering a prize for the stupidest idea at Sydney Uni? Switch to RE and electric cars to dramatically reduce power costs. Tell me I am dreaming. A pessimistic scenario Any cost savings … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Cultural Issues, Rafe | 17 Comments

“Television, like most things, seems to be more fun when it’s Australian”

This is about a post at Powerline titled JOE BIDEN AND ME which actually is really about John Hinderaker, one of the four at Powerline and his interview on The Outsiders last Sunday. I mention it because if you don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 12 Comments

Prince Rodney’s Explosive Claim

SBS: 250 years since Captain Cook arrived in Australia, his legacy remains fraught. One story that’s not in the history books is told by my great, great grandmother, Queen Emma of La Perouse. She was told by her elders that … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Fake News, History | 82 Comments

Celebrating Captain James Cook, master mariner and navigator

Today we celebrate the 29th April 1770 when James Cook made his first landfall on mainland Australia at Botany Bay. This was on the first of his  three great voyages . He was only a lieutenant in charge of the bark Endeavour … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Rafe | 43 Comments

Cowardly isolation policy will only work if it’s forever

SHIP’s doctor, veteran bar graph surgeon and CMO Brendan Murphy says “we have to change how we interact as human beings.” Permanently. That means the youngest, fittest human beings on the planet must go on being punished by the police … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, Media | 64 Comments

Seems appropriate

I hope this works.

Posted in Australian Story | 49 Comments

In the hands of idiots

It seems to me that every political leader wants to be remembered as the Winston Churchill of their times, when the reality is that there is no greater truth than rooster today, feather duster tomorrow. It is incredible what a … Continue reading

Posted in Australian Story, COVID-19 | 42 Comments